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Dispute Resolution International - May 2014 Dispute Resolution International - May 2014

The May 2014 issue of Dispute Resolution International, the journal of the dispute resolution section of the International Bar Association. This issue covers: agreements to arbitrate, how to find and appoint experts in international commercial arbitrations, jurisdicition battles in English Courts, IBA Guidelines on Party Representation, Unauthorised Amiable Compositeur, regulation of tax matters in bilateral investment treaties.

Thursday, 22 May 2014 Friday, 5 June 2015
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Monday, 10 February 2014 Monday, 20 June 2016
News releases 2014 News releases 2014

News releases 2014

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 Monday, 8 January 2018
IBAHRI news releases 2014 IBAHRI news releases 2014

Monday, 5 January 2015 Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Business Law International (BLI) May 2014 Business Law International (BLI) May 2014

The May issue of Business Law International, the journal of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association. This issue covers transnational law suits, the EU Prospectus Directive Regime, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, EU Merger Control and case notes on Re Nortel, Re Lehman, the Nordic Capital Case on taxation of carried interest and the Sun Capital decision

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 Thursday, 26 June 2014
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Afghanistan, democracy, and the rule of law subjects of paper published today by IBAHRI  Afghanistan, democracy, and the rule of law subjects of paper published today by IBAHRI

News release: 27 January 2014 - The opportunities for democracy and the rule of law in Afghanistan and the challenges the country faces in regard to these concepts are the focus of a paper published today by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). Authored by IBAHRI Director Dr Phillip Tahmindjis AM, Rule of Law, Democracy and the Legal Profession in the Afghan Context: Challenges and Opportunities, provides a unique perspective from someone who has worked with the Afghani...

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Nigeria’s criminalisation of same-sex unions and associations condemned by IBAHRI  Nigeria’s criminalisation of same-sex unions and associations condemned by IBAHRI

News release: 30 January 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the criminalisation of anyone who ‘performs, witnesses, aids or abets’ a same-sex marriage ceremony in Nigeria following the signing into law of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill by the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan earlier this month.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 Thursday, 30 January 2014
IBA welcomes repeal of Ukraine's anti-protest laws and calls for release of arrested peaceful protesters  IBA welcomes repeal of Ukraine's anti-protest laws and calls for release of arrested peaceful protesters

News release: 29 January 2014 - The Ukrainian Government’s recent adoption of a series of ‘anti-protest’ laws severely restricting freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and undermining the protection of human rights has been of deep concern to the body representing the global legal profession, the International Bar Association (IBA).

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Egypt: future government urged to promote independence of the judiciary by IBAHRI  Egypt: future government urged to promote independence of the judiciary by IBAHRI

News release: 10 February 2014 - In a report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the future Egyptian government to take action to promote the independence of the judiciary and prosecution services, in order to strengthen the rule of law in Egypt.

Monday, 10 February 2014 Friday, 14 February 2014
Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law - February 2014 Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law - February 2014

Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law - February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 Monday, 23 June 2014
Myanmar: major legal seminar on bar associations’ best practices to be hosted by IBAHRI  Myanmar: major legal seminar on bar associations’ best practices to be hosted by IBAHRI

News release: 13 February 2014 - Today, in the context of the rapid transformation Myanmar is undergoing, particularly in respect to the rule of law, a major legal seminar will take place on international and regional best practices for bar associations.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 Thursday, 13 February 2014
UAE business lawyers to gather in Dubai for inaugural IBA event aimed at boosting global standards UAE business lawyers to gather in Dubai for inaugural IBA event aimed at boosting global standards

News release: 20 February 2014 - On 4 March 2014 in Dubai, the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Practice Division (LPD) Initiative for Women Business Lawyers in the Middle East will host its inaugural programme aimed at lawyers in commercial law practice. The event is a direct response to research undertaken by the IBA in the UAE, Kuwait and Jordan in 2013, and is being held in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce United Arab Emirates (ICC-UAE).

Thursday, 20 February 2014 Thursday, 20 February 2014
Global human rights body urges Uganda’s president not to sign Anti-homosexuality Bill Global human rights body urges Uganda’s president not to sign Anti-homosexuality Bill

News release: 21 February 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that stipulates a sentence of life imprisonment for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ in Uganda.

Friday, 21 February 2014 Friday, 21 February 2014
Inspiring film about justice defender Beatrice Mtetwa to be distributed across Africa by IBA and film’s director Inspiring film about justice defender Beatrice Mtetwa to be distributed across Africa by IBA and film’s director

News release: 24 February 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA), in collaboration with independent filmmaker Lorie Conway of Boston Film and Video Productions, announces a programme to provide free DVDs of the recently released documentary Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, schools, law societies, law firms, religious groups, and other constituencies across Africa.

Monday, 24 February 2014 Monday, 24 February 2014
Sri Lanka: IBAHRI backs Navi Pillay’s call for United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes and human rights violations  Sri Lanka: IBAHRI backs Navi Pillay’s call for United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes and human rights violations

News release: 27 February 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish an independent and international inquiry into alleged war crimes and past violations of human rights law in Sri Lanka as called for by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a recently published report.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 Thursday, 6 March 2014
IBA calls for independent investigation into Russia’s military intervention in Crimea amid violation of the UN Charter  IBA calls for independent investigation into Russia’s military intervention in Crimea amid violation of the UN Charter

News release: 5 March 2014 - The IBA condemns Russia’s incursion into Ukraine as a violation of the UN Charter and calls for an independent international investigation into the matter. IBA President Michael Reynolds said, ‘The longstanding principle of territorial integrity is enshrined in the UN Charter, and underpinned by the inviolability of borders and state sovereignty. Russia’s military intervention in Ukrainian territory without consent violates those principles [...]'

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 Wednesday, 5 March 2014
IBA Women Lawyers’ Interest Group places last call for nominations for 2014 award IBA Women Lawyers’ Interest Group places last call for nominations for 2014 award

News release: 5 March 2014 - The International Bar Association(IBA) Women Lawyers’ Interest Groupis placing a last call for nominations for the 2014 Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award which will be presented at the 6th World Women Lawyers’ Conference in Paris from 8–9 May 2014.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 Thursday, 6 March 2014
Myanmar’s legal profession moves to establish a national bar association Myanmar’s legal profession moves to establish a national bar association

News release: 06 March 2014 - Myanmar’s legal profession has taken a significant step towards establishing an independent, representative national bar association by forming an inclusive interim committee to steer its creation. This measure follows a three-day legal seminar recently held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, which was organised by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and hosted by the Parliamentary Committee on Rule of Law and Tranquillity.

Thursday, 6 March 2014 Friday, 13 June 2014
Global view of challenges and dangers facing lawyers and judges highlighted in IBAHRI Annual Report 2013  Global view of challenges and dangers facing lawyers and judges highlighted in IBAHRI Annual Report 2013

News release: 13 March 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) 2013 Annual Report, published today, presents some of the numerous challenges and dangers facing many lawyers and judges across the globe who are striving to promote and protect the fundamental principles of human rights. Details of trial observations undertaken by the IBAHRI in Turkey, Venezuela and Zimbabwe provide specific analysis of some of the difficulties...

Thursday, 13 March 2014 Thursday, 29 January 2015
Uruguay: 615 international lawyers gather in Punta del Este to discuss Latin America’s business success Uruguay: 615 international lawyers gather in Punta del Este to discuss Latin America’s business success

News release: 13 March 2014 - On the 20th anniversary of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Latin American Regional Forum, more than 600 of the most prominent lawyers in Latin America are congregating in Punta del Este in Uruguay for a major conference to discuss Latin America’s business success. The event takes place from 12–14 March 2014 at Conrad Punta del Este.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 Friday, 14 March 2014
First global live IBA interview with Michael Kirby, Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea First global live IBA interview with Michael Kirby, Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

News release: 18 March 2014 - The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, Chair of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea and chief author of a recently released report accusing North Korea’s regime of committing ‘unspeakable atrocities’, will, in the first live International Bar Association (IBA) webcast of 2014, discuss the report’s findings; the new approach he brought to fact-finding; and the call for the UN to act.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 Monday, 31 March 2014
IBAHRI calls on Venezuela to respect UN Human Rights Council and fulfil its international obligations  IBAHRI calls on Venezuela to respect UN Human Rights Council and fulfil its international obligations

News release: 20 March 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called on the Venezuelan Government to respect its position on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and to fulfil its international human rights obligations. In particular, the IBAHRI urges Venezuela to conduct swift and effective investigations into the alleged human rights violations, including a growing number of reported deaths, in relation to the ongoing protests in the country.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 Thursday, 20 March 2014
IBAHRI/Instituto Innovare prize winner showcases ground-breaking Amazon sustainability project at Stockholm World Forests Summit IBAHRI/Instituto Innovare prize winner showcases ground-breaking Amazon sustainability project at Stockholm World Forests Summit

News release: 20 March 2014 - Brazilian prosecutor Daniel César Azeredo Avelino will present his prize-winning project ‘Green Municipalities’ at the World Forests Summit in Stockholm today. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Instituto Innovare jointly awarded Mr Avelino the Special Category Prize for ‘Justice and Sustainability’ in 2012 for his innovative project, which aims to stop deforestation in the northern Brazilian state of Pará completely by 2020.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Thursday, 20 March 2014
Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for increased vigilance from international community following UN Resolution  Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for increased vigilance from international community following UN Resolution

News release: 1 April 2014 - With the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) having voted to open an international investigation into alleged war crimes by both the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls for increased vigilance by the international community following an escalation in threats to human rights defenders.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 Monday, 7 April 2014
Prime Minister Abe announced as keynote speaker at IBA annual flagship event for the global legal profession Prime Minister Abe announced as keynote speaker at IBA annual flagship event for the global legal profession

News release - 07 April 2014: The International Bar Association (IBA) today announces His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the keynote speaker at the 2014 IBA Annual Conference. For the first time in the Association’s history, the foremost annual gathering of the global legal profession, typically bringing together 5,000 delegates from across the globe, will take place in Tokyo, Japan, from 19–24 October. Page contains links to this news release in other languages.

Monday, 7 April 2014 Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Torture prevention manual for legal professionals: second edition launched across Brazil by IBAHRI Torture prevention manual for legal professionals: second edition launched across Brazil by IBAHRI

News release: 7 April 2014 - The second edition of a leading torture prevention manual for legal professionals in Brazil is to be launched by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) in three high-level events across Brazil in Brasilia, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro this week.

Monday, 7 April 2014 Thursday, 2 October 2014
IBA announces 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award winner as Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula IBA announces 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award winner as Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula

News release - 14 April 2014: The International Bar Association (IBA) today announced Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula as the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award. Given in recognition of professional excellence, influencing other women to pursue careers in law, and advancing opportunities for women within the legal profession the presentation will take place at the forthcoming IBA 6th World Women Lawyers’ Conference, being held from 8–9 May 2014 in Paris, France.

Monday, 14 April 2014 Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law - May 2014 Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law - May 2014

Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law May 2014 online. This issue includes: Rethinking Global Environmental Law and Governance in the Anthropocene; An Overview on Mining in Argentina: Current Perspectives on Taxation Issues, Revenue Distribution and Investment Risks; Legal Response to Support Renewable Energy in China; and Dr Avnita Lakhani reviews International Law in the Era of Climate Change edited by Rosemary Rayfuse and Shirley V Scott

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 Wednesday, 25 June 2014
First International Criminal Court agreement on interim release of detainees welcomed by IBA  First International Criminal Court agreement on interim release of detainees welcomed by IBA

News release - 17 April 2014: The International Bar Association (IBA) International Criminal Court (ICC) Programme today welcomed the signing of an agreement between the Kingdom of Belgium and the ICC on the interim release of detainees onto Belgian territory. The first of its kind, the agreement will facilitate the Court’s ability to realise one of the rights of the accused under the Rome Statute.

Thursday, 17 April 2014 Tuesday, 29 April 2014
New IBAHRI report urges Azerbaijani Government to uphold fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases New IBAHRI report urges Azerbaijani Government to uphold fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases

News release: 1 May 2014 - In a report released today, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) urges the Azerbaijani Government to uphold fair trial rights in freedom of expression cases. Specifically, the IBAHRI calls on the government to take active steps to establish effective mechanisms, consistent with international standards, to protect journalists.

Thursday, 1 May 2014 Monday, 16 June 2014
Urgent need for Venezuelan justice system reform is highlighted by criminal trial of Judge Afiuni states new IBAHRI report  Urgent need for Venezuelan justice system reform is highlighted by criminal trial of Judge Afiuni states new IBAHRI report

News release: 29 April 2014 - A new report states the Venezuelan justice system does not contain adequate systemic safeguards to guarantee judicial independence and cites the trial of Judge María Lourdes Afiuni as emblematic of the situation in general. Describing her trial as being characterised by multiple violations of due process and other human rights, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute(IBAHRI) points to an urgent need forreform of the Venezuelan judiciary.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Thursday, 8 May 2014
Proceso penal de la jueza Afiuni destaca la urgente necesidad de introducir reformas al sistema de justicia venezolano Proceso penal de la jueza Afiuni destaca la urgente necesidad de introducir reformas al sistema de justicia venezolano

News release: 29 April 2014 - Según un nuevo informe, el sistema de justicia de Venezuela no contiene las protecciones sistémicas adecuadas para garantizar la independencia judicial, y hace referencia al proceso judicial de la jueza María Lourdes Afiuni como un caso emblemático de la situación general. En su informe el International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Asociación Internacional de Abogados, o IBAHRI] senalo que el proceso de la Jueza Afiuni estuvo pl

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Necessidade urgente de reforma do sistema judiciário da Venezuela é destaque do julgamento criminal da Juíza Afiuni Necessidade urgente de reforma do sistema judiciário da Venezuela é destaque do julgamento criminal da Juíza Afiuni

News release: 29 April 2014 - Um novo relatório indica que o sistema judiciário da Venezuela não contém proteções sistêmicas adequadas para garantir a autonomia do Poder Judiciário, citando o julgamento da Juíza María Lourdes Afiuni como um caso emblemático da situação em geral. Ao descrever seu julgamento como sendo caracterizado por múltiplas violações ao devido processo legal e a outros direitos humanos, o International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Annulment of controversial provisions in Turkey’s judicial reform law, welcomed by IBAHRI  Annulment of controversial provisions in Turkey’s judicial reform law, welcomed by IBAHRI

News release: 25 April 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the recent decision by the Constitutional Court of Turkey to overturn controversial provisions of a judicial reform law enacted earlier this year tightening government control of the judiciary and consequently violating the principle of the separation of powers.

Friday, 25 April 2014 Friday, 25 April 2014
New IBA book addresses competing interests of protecting free expression and curbing journalistic abuses New IBA book addresses competing interests of protecting free expression and curbing journalistic abuses

News release - 3 May 2014: As World Press Freedom Day on 3 May assesses the state of press freedom throughout the world and brings into sharp focus the importance of the fundamental principles of freedom of expression and an independent media, the International Bar Association (IBA), in conjunction with Palgrave Macmillan, announces the publication of a new book entitled Media Law & Ethics in the 21st Century: Protecting Free Expression and Curbing Abuses.

Saturday, 3 May 2014 Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Tax abuses, human rights and the law to be debated by expert panel Tax abuses, human rights and the law to be debated by expert panel

News release: 12 May 2014 - Where should the line between legitimate tax avoidance and immoral tax abuse be drawn? And what are the responsibilities of governments, corporations and legal professionals in combating tax abuse? These are the primary questions to be addressed at a high-level panel event being held on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at the Arnolfini Dark Studio in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Monday, 12 May 2014 Monday, 12 May 2014
Tajik bar associations and IBAHRI co-host major discussion on requirements for a new bar system  Tajik bar associations and IBAHRI co-host major discussion on requirements for a new bar system

News release - 22 May 2014: Coinciding with the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of the first Tajik Bar Association (26 May) a major seminar bringing together 150 local, regional, and international key stakeholders will be held in Tajikistan to share expertise on best practices for bar associations and to discuss the requirements for a new bar system for the country.

Thursday, 22 May 2014 Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Geneva: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss rule of law in Venezuela at IBAHRI/ICJ event Geneva: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss rule of law in Venezuela at IBAHRI/ICJ event

News release: 10 June 2014 - Gabriela Knaul and Pedro Nikken, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers; and Venezuelan lawyer and former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, respectively, will, during the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council taking place in Geneva, discuss the challenges facing the rule of law in Venezuela today.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 Wednesday, 11 June 2014
International symposium on tax justice and human rights link, aims to further research and deepen understanding  International symposium on tax justice and human rights link, aims to further research and deepen understanding

News release: 17 June 2014 - As international recognition of the impact of abusive fiscal and tax policies on human rights and poverty gains momentum, McGill University will host an international symposium, from Wednesday 18 June to Friday 20 June 2014, in Montreal, Canada, with the key objective of promoting innovative global research, dialogue and understanding of the links between tax abuses and human rights.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Fair trial rights workshop for Chinese judges hosted by IBAHRI in London Fair trial rights workshop for Chinese judges hosted by IBAHRI in London

News release: 26 June 2014 - Today the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is hosting a specialist workshop in London for judges from the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, on the right to a fair trial. The emphasis of the workshop is being placed on the role of the judiciary as a safeguard against unlawful arrest and detention and guarantor of fair trial rights.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 Friday, 27 June 2014
Global trade: the forward march of ‘mega-regional’ agreements Global trade: the forward march of ‘mega-regional’ agreements

Despite a minor breakthrough on trade facilitation at a conference on the paradise island of Bali, the Doha Round of the World Trade Organisation has been in the doldrums for thirteen years now. Its aim is to achieve major reform of the international trading system through the introduction of lower trade barriers so as to improve the prospects of developing countries.

Monday, 30 June 2014 Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Cambodia: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss controversial judicial reform laws at IBAHRI Phnom Penh press conference - new date Cambodia: UN Special Rapporteur to discuss controversial judicial reform laws at IBAHRI Phnom Penh press conference - new date

News release: 8 July 2014 UPDATE - The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, will speak at a high-level International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) press conference on draft judicial reform laws in Cambodia on Tuesday 15 July 2014, 10h00 – 11h30, at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Egypt: IBAHRI urges new government to strengthen independence of the judiciary in light of  recent convictions Egypt: IBAHRI urges new government to strengthen independence of the judiciary in light of recent convictions

News release: 1 July 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses grave concern over the recent swathe of controversial judgments issued by the Egyptian courts, including: condemning significant numbers of Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death; giving lengthy prison sentences to protesters, human rights defenders and journalists; and curtailing important fundamental rights such as freedom of expression. The IBAHRI strongly urges the Egyptian government to build a...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 Tuesday, 1 July 2014
IBA calls on Kenya to reaffirm the cardinal legal principle that no one is above the law IBA calls on Kenya to reaffirm the cardinal legal principle that no one is above the law

News release: 2 July 2014 - As Kenya presses the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the yet-to-be operational African Court of Justice and Human Rights, for sitting heads of state and senior government officials to be granted immunity from prosecution for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression, the International Bar Association (IBA) calls on Kenya to reconsider its position and to reaffirm the cardinal legal principle that no one is above the law.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 Wednesday, 2 July 2014
IBA and SALC express alarm at AU’s endorsement of immunity for heads of state IBA and SALC express alarm at AU’s endorsement of immunity for heads of state

News release: 9 July 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) note with alarm the African Union’s (AU) endorsement of immunity for serving heads of state and other senior government officials, having recently agreed to a Protocol that would bar their prosecution for grave crimes. The IBA and SALC call upon individual African states not to sign or ratify the Protocol as currently drafted.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law - August 2014 Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law - August 2014

Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law August 2014 online.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 Friday, 11 July 2014
New era for law firm transparency as UK partners gain whistleblower protection New era for law firm transparency as UK partners gain whistleblower protection

Law firms structured as LLPs will be compelled to offer whistleblower protection to partners – as well as other fee-earners and support staff – after a landmark UK Supreme Court decision in May ruled that they could be considered workers. The Supreme Court ruling is thought to have profound implications for transparency, openness, privilege and disclosure in the legal profession.

Thursday, 10 July 2014 Thursday, 10 July 2014
Cambodia: IBAHRI expresses deep concern over controversial judicial reform laws  Cambodia: IBAHRI expresses deep concern over controversial judicial reform laws

News release: 15 July 2014 - Today the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses deep concern over controversial judicial reforms which could provide an excessive transfer of power from the judiciary to the executive in the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Thursday, 31 July 2014
Malaysia Airlines victims deserve due process not rush to apportion blame Malaysia Airlines victims deserve due process not rush to apportion blame

Following the tragic Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine on 17 July, in which 298 people died, there were swift moves to apportion blame. The West claimed the flight was shot down by Russian-backed rebels, while Russia asserted that Kiev was responsible. Largely absent from this inflammatory rhetoric has been reference to the rule of law.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 Friday, 3 October 2014
Venezuela: economic crisis foments unrest making change inevitable Venezuela: economic crisis foments unrest making change inevitable

Venezuala’s economy is in a critical condition: hyper-inflation, lack of basic goods, a complex foreign exchange regime and a dwindling private sector make for an explosive cocktail. According to the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict, there are more than 35 demonstrations every day across the country.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 Monday, 4 August 2014
Gaza: as ceasefire ends IBAHRI calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law Gaza: as ceasefire ends IBAHRI calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law

News release - 8 August 2014: Amid the already extensive loss of civilian life resulting from the on-going Israel-Gaza conflict, and following the end of the fragile truce, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on all parties to adhere to international legal standards with respect to the distinction between ‘military objectives’ and ‘civilian objects’.

Friday, 8 August 2014 Friday, 8 August 2014
IBAHRI paper examines the ‘fragility’ of judicial independence across the globe today IBAHRI paper examines the ‘fragility’ of judicial independence across the globe today

Media Advisory: 20 August 2014 - In the latest International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) thematic paper, published today, Geoffrey Robertson QC reflects on some of the problems facing the ‘fragile reed’ of judicial independence across the globe, and calls on judges to speak out whenever they have reason to believe that their independence is under threat.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 Thursday, 22 January 2015
IBAHRI calls on the Council of Europe to take urgent action against Azerbaijan IBAHRI calls on the Council of Europe to take urgent action against Azerbaijan

News release:15 August 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to take immediate measures to address the disturbing trend of arresting members of Azerbaijan’s civil society. Specifically, the IBAHRI urges the Secretary General to convoke an urgent session of the Committee in order to discuss the situation and to draft a resolution condemning the recent arrests.

Friday, 15 August 2014 Monday, 18 August 2014
BNP Paribas sanctions case highlights US power over international deals  BNP Paribas sanctions case highlights US power over international deals

At the start of July 2014, France’s largest bank BNP Paribas agreed to pay $9bn to settle with US prosecutors over accusations of sanctions violations. The bank also agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges of violating United States sanctions against trade with Cuba, Iran and Sudan between 2005 and 2012. It pledged to dismiss and not re-employ 13 individuals associated with these violations and accepted that, from the beginning of 2015, it would not be able to clear certain transactions in US dollar

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 Friday, 20 February 2015
Ebola outbreak: informed consent must be central to experimental drug testing  Ebola outbreak: informed consent must be central to experimental drug testing

In March 2014 the Ministry of Health of Guinea reported an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. It soon spread through West Africa and, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are now 3,069 reported cases, with 1,552 recorded deaths – and more expected. To tackle the outbreak, the WHO has sanctioned the use of experimental drugs, including a serum called ZMapp, as there is no existing treatment for the disease, raising a number of ethical and legal issues.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 Friday, 3 October 2014
Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for protection of lawyers following death threats Sri Lanka: IBAHRI calls for protection of lawyers following death threats

News release: 19 September 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the Sri Lankan government to take immediate measures to protect the independence of the legal profession in Sri Lanka, following concerns at an escalation of intimidation against lawyers and civil society members working on human rights and rule of law issues. In particular, the IBAHRI calls on the relevant authorities to undertake swift and transparent investigations into the reported death...

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Friday, 19 September 2014
Climate laws inadequate to protect human rights – new legal frameworks needed, states new IBA report Climate laws inadequate to protect human rights – new legal frameworks needed, states new IBA report

News release: 22 September 2014 - The human rights of the world’s most vulnerable will be severely threatened unless urgent action is taken to improve access to justice and legal frameworks for people affected by climate change, concludes a new report by the International Bar Association (IBA) Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights.

Monday, 22 September 2014 Friday, 28 November 2014
Tunisian judges and prosecutors embark on major International Criminal Law training programme Tunisian judges and prosecutors embark on major International Criminal Law training programme

News release: 29 September 2014 - Today, a new International Criminal Law (ICL) training programme aimed at furthering the understanding, and strengthening the application, of ICL principles in Tunisia’s domestic courts is being launched for judges and prosecutors in Tunisia by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

Monday, 29 September 2014 Monday, 29 September 2014
Sexual and gender-based violence to be addressed by Darfuri lawyers at IBAHRI event Sexual and gender-based violence to be addressed by Darfuri lawyers at IBAHRI event

News release: 8 October 2014 - As part of an urgent need to address the high level of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) – including rape, abuse and harassment – experienced by women and girls in the camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Darfur region of Sudan, Darfuri lawyers have implemented projects aimed at promoting and protecting women’s rights in Darfur. These projects will be showcased to a panel of international human rights actors, at an IBAHRI event being held in Nairobi...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 Tuesday, 14 October 2014
IBA Honours Yohei Sasakawa with Rule of Law Award IBA Honours Yohei Sasakawa with Rule of Law Award

News release: 15 October 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) today announced Mr Yohei Sasakawa as recipient of its Rule of Law Award. Mr Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, and Japanese Government Goodwill Ambassador for the Human Rights of People Affected by Leprosy, will be presented with the Award during the 2014 IBA Annual Conference at the meeting of the Association’s ruling body on Thursday 23rd...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 Thursday, 16 October 2014
IBA publishes business and human rights guidance for bar associations and lawyers IBA publishes business and human rights guidance for bar associations and lawyers

The International Bar Association (IBA) Business and Human Rights Working Group has published guidance for bar associations and business lawyers on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (‘Guiding Principles’) – the first guidance of its kind since the UN Human Rights Council endorsement of the Guiding Principles in 2011.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 Thursday, 20 November 2014
Bangladeshi lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan announced winner of IBA Human Rights Award 2014 Bangladeshi lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan announced winner of IBA Human Rights Award 2014

News release: 24 October 2014 - Adilur Rahman Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and founder and Secretary of Bangladeshi human rights organisation Odikhar, was today named winner of the 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award.

Friday, 24 October 2014 Saturday, 25 October 2014
Myanmar: IBAHRI host workshop on laws governing legal profession with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar: IBAHRI host workshop on laws governing legal profession with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

News release: 28 October 2014 - A workshop with the aim of promoting discussion on the need to reform current rules governing Myanmar’s legal profession is to be hosted by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), jointly with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Myanmar Parliamentary Committee on the Rule of Law and Tranquility,in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 28–30 October 2014. Attending the workshop, entitled Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Thursday, 11 December 2014
Money laundering prevention guide a global first for lawyers Money laundering prevention guide a global first for lawyers

News release: 5 November 2014 - A new guide aiming to provide lawyers across the world with practical guidance in detecting and preventing money laundering has been produced by the International Bar Association (IBA) in conjunction with the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 Friday, 28 November 2014
Climate justice: President Mohamed Nasheed on the plight of the Maldives Climate justice: President Mohamed Nasheed on the plight of the Maldives

President Nasheed shot to worldwide fame in 2009 when he held the first ever underwater cabinet meeting to raise awareness about climate change. And, in 2011, was made the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Island President. He spoke to the IBA’s Senior Reporter at the IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
B'Tselem Receives 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award B'Tselem Receives 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award

News release: 27 November 2014 - The 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award has been presented to B'Tselem – the Israeli human rights organisation – in recognition of its tireless work protecting and promoting the human rights of residents in the challenging environments of the Palestinian Territories and Israel.

Thursday, 27 November 2014 Wednesday, 17 December 2014
IBAHRI calls on UK Government to uphold human rights protection IBAHRI calls on UK Government to uphold human rights protection

News release: 10 December 2014 - Amid United Kingdom Government proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, today, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the UK Government to respect its international obligations to guarantee access to justice and human rights protection for all UK citizens.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Tuesday, 16 December 2014
IBA opens global public consultation on its draft business and human rights guidance IBA opens global public consultation on its draft business and human rights guidance

News release: 17 December 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) Business and Human Rights Working Group has opened a global, public consultation on its recently published draft guidance for bar associations and business lawyers (‘Draft IBA Guidance’) on the application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). All interested stakeholders are invited to submit public comments via a form, which can be downloaded here. Closing date for comments is 15 March 2015.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Friday, 13 March 2015
IBA to host OECD Foreign Bribery Report – The Legal Profession Perspective – London IBA to host OECD Foreign Bribery Report – The Legal Profession Perspective – London

News release: 18 December 2014 - The International Bar Association (IBA) is to host the London launch of the recently published OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Foreign Bribery Report on 23 January 2015 at Holborn Bars, from 15h45 – 18h00. The Report’s creators, together with leading experts in the field of anti-corruption, will discuss the findings of the Report and the next steps needed to combat the crime of transnational bribery.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 Thursday, 18 December 2014
IBAHRI to hold inaugural colloquium exploring the impact of rule of law fact-finding by NGOs IBAHRI to hold inaugural colloquium exploring the impact of rule of law fact-finding by NGOs

News release: 23 December 2014 - To mark the start of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) 20th year, the IBAHRI will hold its inaugural colloquium for legal professionals, civil society members, academics and public sector bodies on Thursday 29 January 2015 at the Law Society of England and Wales in London.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 Tuesday, 23 December 2014
IBAHRI Annual Report 2014 IBAHRI Annual Report 2014

The 2014 Annual Report of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) provides an insight into the wide-ranging catalogue of work conducted by the Institute over the past year.

Friday, 17 April 2015 Tuesday, 21 April 2015
IBAHRI examines the roles and responsibilities of Bar Associations in a  comparative report IBAHRI examines the roles and responsibilities of Bar Associations in a comparative report

'Understanding Bar Associations and their roles and responsibilities' examines how bar and lawyers organisations are formed in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The report illustrates how varying models adopted across jurisdictions tend to nonetheless share certain characteristics.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 Wednesday, 18 November 2015
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Thursday, 1 May 2014 Thursday, 1 May 2014
JERL_32_3_August_2014_Bankes_BOOK REVIEW JERL_32_3_August_2014_Bankes_BOOK REVIEW

Professor Nigel Bankes reviews two new books: EU Law and the Development of a Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy Policy: Opportunities and Shortcomings; and EU Energy Law

Friday, 11 July 2014 Friday, 11 July 2014
JERL_32_3_August_2014_Editorial JERL_32_3_August_2014_Editorial

The matter of how best to regulate fracking is now a worldwide topic. This was evident recently at the IBA Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law, which met in Berlin. To be sure, many topics related to energy and natural resources were on the agenda. But perhaps no other topic was as fully discussed in the meeting, which brought together the world's leading energy and natural resource lawyers, as well as on the sidelines of the Conference, as...

Friday, 11 July 2014 Friday, 11 July 2014